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R&B Stars Show Up to Honor Legends At Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony went down Thursday night (April 18) where R&B legends Quincy Jones and Donna Summer among others were honored by the contemporary stars such as Usher, Kelly Rowland and Jennifer Hudson.

The 28th annual ceremony took place at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Kelly Rowland appeared in a black, lacy gown as the announcer of Donner Sumer’s induction. “I’m pretty sure that me and a lot of you were made to that record,” said Rowland of Summer’s hit “Love to Love You Baby.” Jennifer Hudson rocked a glittery, disco-inspired body suit for her performance of “Bad Girls” and “Last Dance” in tribute to the late disco queen who passed away a year ago.

Oprah inducted legendary producer Quincy Jones, and Usher took to the stage to perform Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You,” one of the many records produced by Jones."He defines the word legend, he is remarkable and everybody knows it," Oprah said.

Other inductees include rock singer Randy Newman, rock group Rush, hip-hop pioneers Public Enemy, blues guitarist Albert King, rock group Heart, and producer Lou Adler.

Tune in to HBO on May 18 at 9pm ET to catch the 2013 Rock and Roll induction ceremony.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

R&B singer Jennifer Hudson perform on stage at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

R&B singer Jennifer Hudson perform on stage at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

R&B singer Jennifer Hudson perform on stage at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

R&B singer Jennifer Hudson perform on stage at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

R&B singer Jennifer Hudson perform on stage at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland

R&B singer Kelly Rowland on stage at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland

R&B singer Kelly Rowland on stage at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland

Singer Kelly Rowland arrives at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Hudson

Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Hudson

Singers Kelly Rowland and Jennifer Hudson arrives at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland

Singer Kelly Rowland arrives at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland

Singer Kelly Rowland arrives at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Usher

Usher

R&B singer Usher perform on stage at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Usher

Usher

R&B singer Usher perform on stage at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Usher

Usher

R&B singer Usher perform on stage at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Usher

Usher

R&B singer Usher perform on stage at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Usher

Usher

R&B singer Usher perform on stage at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Usher

Usher

R&B singer Usher perform on stage at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Usher

Usher

R&B singer Usher perform on stage at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones arrives at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams

Singer Michelle Williams arrives at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams

Singer Michelle Williams arrives at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

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